Government Data Rights Challenges: Tips on How to Avoid and Respond

In a recent issue of National Contract Management Association’s Contract Management, Baker Tilly government contractor advisors as well as litigation industry leaders address the complex and evolving issues within government contracts intellectual property. More specifically, the article addresses the protection gained from a contractor’s ability to demonstrate that the development of its intellectual property was performed exclusively at private expense. This article also provides contractors with practical methods for making such assertions, which requires upfront planning, training and ongoing diligence. Download the article to learn practical methods to demonstrate private funding in addition to general best practices surrounding intellectual property related to:

  • Documenting project scope
  • Separating project codes
  • Retaining cost support
  • Dating and annotating project records
  • Educating employee
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Establishing the right point of contact
  • Monitoring scope of development efforts
  • Updating record retention policies

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